RE: [rp-ml] Rough Z-Corp Finish

From: Steve Pinkston (
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 21:08:00 EEST

We have a 406 and see the same problem every once in a while. How do you
clean under the carriage?

Steve R. Pinkston
Engineering Manager
Aerospace & Defense
Essex Ind., Inc.
6 Sunnen Drive
St. Louis, MO 63143
314-644-3000, Ext 347
FAX 314-644-3857

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Charles Overy
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:03 PM
To: richard fletcher;
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Rough Z-Corp Finish

Have you checked under the gantry and the print head carriage. We had
this problem with our 406 and it was because we had buildup under the
Once we started cleaning under the carriage with each head change all is


> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of richard fletcher
> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:48 AM
> To:
> Subject: [rp-ml] Rough Z-Corp Finish
> Hi everyone
> I am running a Z-Corp Z402 and have been getting a problem with the
> quality of finish with the models, as well as the parts being
> extremely weak. We are running the saturation levels as instructed,
> but there appears to be a thin stripe of binder which is missing from
> every sweep the print head does on every layer. We've changed the
> print head and cleaned the contacts but it always seems to give the
> same results. Does anyone know whether it's likely to be the print
> head carriage and/or the ribbon cable which attaches it to the head
> card?
> Many thanks in advance.
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